Over 100 journalists from 44 African countries convened in Elmina, Ghana, to tackle issues in the fisheries sector.
They witnessed how sustainable fishery management can reduce extreme poverty, build climate resilient communities, and foster strong economies.
Together, journalists decided to harness the power of the media to support sustainable fisheries.
“The promotion of transparency and participation in the fisheries sector is taking center stage globally. It is obvious that without a platform or an effective network to disseminate relevant information to the public, these objectives will be difficult to achieve, even with the best will of governments,” said Marieme Talla Diagne, Acting Permanent Secretary, West Africa Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC).